It is important to ensure your child is well hydrated when they participate in sports year long, but during the hot, humid summer months in Georgia hydration needs to be highlighted!
Dehydration occurs when a body loses more water than it takes in. During sports play and practice, this happens through sweating. Higher heat […]Continue Reading →
With active supervision and some basic safety tips, every day at the playground can be a walk in the park.
The Hard Facts
Falls are the most common type of playground injury, accounting for more than 75 percent of all playground-related injuries. Lack of or improper supervision is associated with approximately 45 percent of […]Continue Reading →
Did you know that more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under get hurt playing sports or participating in recreational activities each year? Additionally, high school athletes account for nearly 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits each year!
April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, so this is an excellent time […]Continue Reading →
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, take a moment to learn more about how to prevent a brain injury to yourself or someone you care about.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the […]Continue Reading →
How many meals have you shared with an NFL player? Well, you can add one to that list on October 16th! Safe Kids Georgia is proud to announce that will be joined by NFL member Buddy Curry during our Annual Awards Breakfast this year, coming up in just a couple weeks.
Surprisingly, athletes ages 12 to 15 make up almost half of the sports-related concussions seen in the ER (47%). This is particularly disturbing because previous research showed that younger athletes, ages 13-16, take a longer time to recover from a concussion than athletes ages 18-22. The sport with the most injuries is football, which also […]Continue Reading →
Each year 2.4 million Americans sustain brain injuries including 475,000 children. About 75% of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). There are many ways that these injuries can be prevented, so it is crucial that we work to protect the developing brains […]Continue Reading →
Saturday, January 10th, Safe Kids Georgia was honored to be a part of the National Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety – PASS event held in Atlanta with Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Georgia taught athletes and parents who attended about proper hydration. There were a lot of surprised faces when they explained how much sugar […]Continue Reading →
Winter sporting can be fun, but make sure you know how to keep your kids safe while staying active!
The start of an exciting New Year has arrived and so has January’s winter weather. Winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledding can be fun, but dangerous. Falls or crashes can cause cuts and […]Continue Reading →